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Semi collides with West freshman basketball team bus; 2 adult fatalities

Evie Snoeyink, Editor in Chief

December 6, 2018

Filed under Local, News

The Normal Community West High School freshman girls basketball team bus was hit head-on by a semi-truck traveling the wrong direction on I-74 resulting in two adult fatalities. The crash occurred at 8:32 p.m. when a semi-truck traveling east on a westbound highway collided with the bus returning from a game in Champaign. The team bus carried eight players, Coach Steve Price, Mr. Charlie Crabtree, and the bus driver. ...

Uptown Normal officializes $29.2 million dollar redevelopment-plan; Uptown mural wall to be removed

Uptown Normal officializes $29.2 million dollar redevelopment-plan; Uptown mural wall to be removed

December 4, 2018

The Town of Normal has officially announced plans to demolish buildings in the Uptown Normal Circle at 104 E. Beaufort and 108 E. Beaufort as part of the continued Uptown Normal revitalization. 108 E. Beaufort is...

Environmental club “rolls” out new recycling initiative

Environmental club “rolls” out new recycling initiative

December 3, 2018

Mr. Michael Roller is leading the second stage of the recycling initiative at NCHS with the help of the Environmental club and the administration. Roller coordinated with the administration last year to get sing...

Increasing sub shortage in Unit 5

Increasing sub shortage in Unit 5

December 3, 2018

Vacant teaching positions go unfilled by substitutes every day in Unit 5. In a district with over 900 teachers, it has shown to be difficult to find a replacement for every teacher that needs one. In a di...

Female interest sparks new club

Female interest sparks new club

Shae Simmons, Staff Reporter

November 27, 2018

Filed under NCHS, News, Showcase

Girls Who Code, a national organization that aims to increase the number of women in computer science, was introduced at NCHS in September by Joshmita Chintella (12) and Vidya Kothakota (11). As faculty ...

Additional blended classes offered in 2019

Additional blended classes offered in 2019

November 14, 2018

Additional classes are being offered as blended classes for the 2019-2020 school year. This is the result of administration emailing staff, asking which courses seemed the best fit for this change. Sever...

Six years later: School safety efforts continue

Six years later: School safety efforts continue

October 12, 2018

An effort to increase school safety at Normal Community has been made in response to the shooting that occurred at the school six years ago and with the national increase of gun violence in general over...

AP test registration deadline to change

AP test registration deadline to change

October 12, 2018

The 2019-2020 school year will bring nationwide changes to Advanced Placement test registration deadlines - moving the current deadlines forward for the May tests. Students enrolled in first-semester or year-...

Memorial honors former student killed in action

Memorial honors former student killed in action

October 10, 2018

Sergeant Josh Rodgers, a 2013 graduate who was killed in military action, has been honored with a memorial on school grounds. Constructed during the summer of 2018, a hammer and anvil, tools of the iron ...

Staff seeks new ways to showcase diversity

Staff seeks new ways to showcase diversity

October 6, 2018

Principal Trevor Chapman is considering replacing the world flags that have been hanging in the atrium for over 10 years with current student artwork. The world flags hang in representation of the...

FFA helps local farmers, food pantries

FFA helps local farmers, food pantries

September 25, 2018

A U.S milk surplus has dairy farmers nationwide struggling to make a profit on the product. In response to this issue, the NCHS FFA has joined a movement to help relieve farmers of this surplus and spr...

News in Brief: NCHS news for week of Sept. 10-14

News in Brief: NCHS news for week of Sept. 10-14

September 10, 2018

The Normal Community Ironmen defeated the Urbana Tigers 49-6 Friday night. The number 5 ranked Ironmen were favored to win the matchup after last year’s 43-8 win over the conference opponent. The NCH...

College and Career Resource Center launches at NCHS

College and Career Resource Center launches at NCHS

September 5, 2018

Unit 5’s new College and Career Resource Center (CCRC) at both high schools seeks to provide students with the resources and support they need to create a plan for life after high school graduation. ...

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